Bury St Edmunds market traders partner with Bury in Bloom and council to enhance town centre street
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Market traders in Bury St Edmunds have teamed up with two organisations to improve the look of a town centre street.
The traders partnered with Bury in Bloom and St Edmundsbury Borough Council to enhance the part of town between the Arc shopping centre and the Cornhill.
Seven planters were installed in St Andrew’s Street South last summer and since then they have had trees planted in them.
Bury in Bloom is now adding a splash of colour with new plants – which have been supplied at discount by the Bury market traders.
Robin Burnett, chairman of Bury in Bloom, said: “We have a brilliant mix of spring bedding plants which have been supplied by Floral Fayre and Hazelwood Nurseries.
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“They already look lovely but will be in full bloom by April and will make the area look and feel more attractive for shoppers and visitors.”
Darren Old, market trader, said: “The market traders were keen to work with Bury in Bloom and the council to help enhance this part of the town which bridges the area between the Arc and the market place.
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“This represents just one of the ways that traders are working with other organisations to help make our town centre an even more welcoming and friendly place for our local residents and visitors.”
Councillor Robert Everitt, cabinet member for families and communities at St Edmundsbury Borough Council, said: “The market traders are very much part of our community.
“We know that people who got involved in the town centre masterplan last year said they were keen to seen more greenery and that this stretch of St Andrew’s Street has been identified as needing a significant transformation to better connect the Arc shopping area with The Cornhill and Buttermarket. “This is but one small step but it is a significant one towards making the area look more attractive and I look forward to more of this partnership in other parts of the town centre.”